Narrative research has become ubiquitous across many different fields of social sciences research. Reflecting these various contexts are the contested theoretical understanding of what constitute narratives and their relationship to personal identities and social life. They may be understood as reports of singular actual events, or stories of personal experience ranging from critical turning points to whole life stories. Are they constructed and ‘owned’ by individuals, or collectively constructed? Forms and media also vary including the spoken, written and visual. Stories are centrally about meaning-making. They connect personal experience to wider social and cultural life, both through the telling and the told. Narratives, then can be understood as a point of intersection between the personal and the social where human meaning emerges, and they can also be transformed. Personal stories, then, exist in a world of other stories, some more dominant than others. They may become sites of struggle for recognition and of resistance in relation to the broader social worlds in which people live and work.
While narrative research is increasingly employed in research in studies in organisational, management and work and employment, its connection to underlying theorisation about what narratives are, how they function, what their significance is and the analytical methods associated the use of narratives, including in the research process itself, lacks the same attention that it has received in recent years within sociology.
This seminar/workshop brings together researchers using narrative methods in work and employment with researchers specialising in narrative methods within sociology to explore and develop researchers’ appreciation, skill and confidence in applying narrative methods in management, HRM and work and employment.
11th December 2019 10:00 to 15:30
Who Should Attend
Researchers interested in Narrative Research Methods
Benefits of Attendance
Understanding key issue in narrative research methods and how they are relevant and can be applied in qualitative research in management, HRM, work and employment.
Queen Anne Building QA063
The University of Greenwich,
Greenwich Maritime Campus,
Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ
- Professor Maria Tamboukou - ‘Narrative entanglements’.
- Professor Janet Boddy - ‘Hearing a different story? Ethical and methodological reflections on research with young adults who have been in care’.
- Dr Aura Lounasmaa - ‘Witnessing life-stories: ethics of creative narrative methods with refugee story-tellers’.
- Professor Sian Moore - ‘Utilising Biographical Narrative Interpretive Methods: Rich perspectives on work’.
BAM Research Methodology Special Interest Group and Centre for Research on Employment and Work (CREW) University of Greenwich.
The workshop is part of the Research Methodology Special Interest Group ‘Sharing our Struggles’ themed events.
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Free to all doctoral students and to University of Greenwich staff.
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